Best restaurants in Bandung

Kampung Daun
Kampung Daun

If you are looking to pamper your taste buds with myriads of delicious and sumptuous dining menus, then why don’t you spend a holiday in Bandung and explore its culinary world. You’ll be amazed with what Bandung has to offer. From various foods sold on street vendors to haute cuisine, every visitor will be able to find something to their liking here, in Bandung. From cheap food stalls and diners such as warung, kaki lima and rumah makan to expensive and delicate meals in five-star hotels and chic restaurants, almost every kind of dish are available throughout Bandung. When you’re going to Bandung, it is not the question of what you CAN eat, but what would you LIKE to eat, as Bandung has everything but the best of the culinary world could offer. Continue reading “Best restaurants in Bandung”

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New Year Holiday to Bangkok

Holiday to Bangkok
Holiday to Bangkok

Perhaps the most extravagant and luxurious from many holidays, New Year’s Eve is the culmination of the Lunar year, and the time to squeeze in the last of quality time designated especially for pleasures. Just like everywhere else, most people would like to head out on the town, searching for a final fix and spend some time and money looking for something to do before the countdown. As it is, the city of Bangkok held a lot of exciting events and attractions, both for locals and international visitors looking to spend the New Year Holiday. From spectacular events featuring world-class entertainment, imported DJ’s spinning their stuff at the city’s swanky clubs and colorful countdown celebrations, to dazzling firework extravaganzas at the riverside and raunchy pole-dancers at Go-Go parties, you’ll find it all in Bangkok. Here are some tips on how you could relish those precious time of yours in Bangkok. Continue reading “New Year Holiday to Bangkok”

Top Hotels in Bandung

Holiday Inn Bandung
Holiday Inn Bandung

As one of the most visited city for tourist in Jakarta and near city, Bandung have develop its infrastructure such as its tourism object, its transportation, its culinarity and of course its accomodation. In Bandung, many hotels, motels, resorts or villa have been opened to public. Most of them is low budget but there are also top hotel in 4 or 5 stars.

Now we’re gonna tell you about some of the top hotels in Bandung so you can pick one of them and stay there when you’re spend your holiday in Bandung.

Hyatt Regency Hotel

This luxury, five star accomodation is located in Jl. Sumatera No. 51, the heart of Bandung. Facilities of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bandung are of the standard that guests of this international hotel chain are long accustomed to, featuring outstanding service, modern, well-appointed suites, superb recreational amenities and extensive converence facilities. This hotel is rated 8.2 from Agoda.com. Mostly the visitor book its “regency club king” type with its tarif is USD 297 in normal and USD 134 in Agoda promo.

GH. Universal Hotel

When you see this hotel from a distance, all you see is a castle in Europe. No wonder, because this hotel exteriors is made to make people think they are staying in a castle. This hotel exterior makes many couples have their wedding vow here. The Indonesian Famous Singer “Syahrini” is also making this hotel as her video clip location. Located in Jl. Setiabudi 376 Bandung, you must make a reservation to spend a night at one of its 105 rooms.

The Papandayan Hotel

The Papandayan Hotel is located in Jl Gatot Subroto 83, Bandung. It have 172 rooms, all of them is connected with free wi-fi and all are tastefully provided comforts such as bathrobes, complimentary bottled water, bathtub, coffee/tea maker and desk. This hotel have 4 types of room, Presidential Suite Room, Classic Room, Executive Suite Room, and Superior Suite Room. It also have meeting room, restaurant, The Papandayan Deli, Cantigl Fine Dining, Spa, Pool and Lounge. This hotel lies 0.3 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities.

Holiday Inn Bandung Hotel

People who come to holiday in Bandung will appreciate the comfort and convenience of this four-star, international business hotel. Located in Jl. Ir. H Juanda 31-33 Bandung, this hotel offers you to stay at one of its 186 room, separated to 6 types such as Superior Room, Suite Room, Superior Twin Room, Executive Club Modern Tower, Executive Suite Modern Tower and Executive Suite Classsic Tower. The price is started from USD 294 for Superior Queen Room.

Grand Preanger Hotel

The Grand Preanger Hotel have 187 numbers of rooms and located in Jl. Asia Afrika 81 Bandung. The hotel itself is owned and operated by Aerowisata International, the cornerstone of tourism and hospitality in Indonesia, and guests can relax safe in knowledge that the service and facilities was set on the highest standard.

Diving in Natsepa Beach

Ambon, Maluku is the cluster of island which stretches between Sulawesi and Papua in the eastern part of the Indonesian archipelago which is known as the Spice Islands. Because of that, it consists of luxurious coral gardens and a huge variety of colorful fishes.

Ambon is undoubtedly famous for its dive sites. It is a huge array of critters that can be observed and photographed during long dives at the shallow sites. Diving in Ambon includes regular sightings of resident marine life. The interesting and varied diving sites around the islands stand among the best in the world. They offer you dive sites with magnificent and rich of marine life. Divers and nature lovers who visit this small ‘paradise’ landscape will enjoy themselves there.

Have you ever imagined diving in Ambon? Ambon is a great place to visit because it has a gorgeous dive site. It also has stunning beaches that have wonderful scenery, clean water, and blue sea. Natsepa Beach is one of them.

Natsepa beach is the main tourist destination area on the island of Ambon. Although it is located on the island of Ambon, it is already included to the administrative regions of Central Maluku district with the capital city of Masohi on the island of Seram.

Nestepa Beach
Nestepa Beach

This beach is famous and suitable for playing, sunbathing, swimming and other beach activity. Ambon’s people said, “You never go to Ambon if you never go to Natsepa beach”. So, do not hesitate to come to Natsepa Beach once you have a chance visiting Ambon. How to get there? The exotic Natsepa beach can be reached by car within 40 minutes from the airport. The access is pretty easy. From the station in Ambon city, you can ride public transportation to Suli and arrive to Natsepa beach for about the next half hour. But if you use such a private transportation, you will only need for about 20 minutes from Ambon to get there.

Natsepa beach is a clean beach with white sand. It has a stretch of blue sea and the waves are very gentle. This beach is comfortable and relaxing. It is located in the village of Suli, Ambon, Moluccas Islands, 14 km from the city of Ambon. Natsepa beach also provides several watersport facilities for tourists, such as water skiing, fishing, snorkeling, and diving.

The most favorite watersport is diving. People go to Natsepa Beach to have and enjoy the beauty of underwater world. Diving in Natsepa Beach is unforgettable. It offers several variations of dives that are not found in many places in Indonesia, especially the condition of the caves and underwater valleys are very charming, as well as hordes of pelagic fish cakes. There also can be found several species of sharks, manta rays and napoleon wrasse. Its main attraction is the wide variety of “rhinopias” and “frog fish” colorful can be found quite easily. Diving in Natsepa Beach will give you precious experience because Natsepa beach is one of interesting and prosperous topographical dive sites in the world.

Hotels in Istanbul

Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul
Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul

Istanbul is the largest city in the territory of Turkey. The city is also the largest city on the continent of blue or Europe Continental. The city of Istanbul is located in the two continental plates between Asia and Europe.

In the city of Istanbul, there are a lot of historic places at the center of local and foreign tourist destination that is still preserved beauty and durability, such as Blue Mosque, Cistern Yerebatan, Hagian Sophia, hypodrome, Topkapi Sarayi (Palace) Museum.
Since the number of tourists who come to Istanbul, the hotel also not least to stand in this city. Of backpackers hotel to luxury hotel and five star hotel. Well, this is the example of hotels which are located in Istanbul city of Turkey:

Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul

It offers luxurious, modern and well located in strategic areas, namely in the central Turkish city of Istanbul. In addition the location of the hotel is also very close to the attractions of the famous and popular in this city. Not far from the Ceylan InterContinental Hotel, there are some shops which is cool and fashionable.

Hotel which is located in Istanbul city center offers facilities like air-conditioned rooms and LCD TVs. Beyond that we can also enjoy views of the Bosphorus and the beautiful Taqsim Square.

Conrad Istanbul

Conrad Istanbul which is a luxury hotel provides award-winning of rooftop lounge with a terrace overlooking the Bosphorus to Asian Istanbul. Not only that, the hotel also serves creative dishes of the world and also Turkey. Conrad Istanbul hotel also has indoor and outdoor swimming pool that can be enjoyed by visitors to the hotel. In addition there are also recreational facilities like, tennis courts, Health Club with a Sauna, steam bath and a fully equipped gym. All rooms in Concard Istanbul have LCD satellite TV, anti translucent curtains, and electronic locks. In addition the hotel has a seat and workplace well-equipped and branded toiletries.

The Marmara Taksim

The hotel is located in the bustling Taksim Square in Istanbul. The rooms in this hotel is very luxurious, spacious and carpeted. For those who like sunbathing, the hotel is also provided on the sundeck by the pool and outdoor spa with a Turkish hamman. The marble bathroom is en suite equipped with bathtub and hair dryer. TV and WiFi can be enjoyed by every visitor in the room. The hotel also provides restaurant. Restaurant consists of a buffet restaurant and a restaurant upstairs, so while enjoying a typical Turkish dishes we can enjoy the beautiful Bosphorus. In addition, there is also a spa to pamper the body area.

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

The hotel is located in downtown Istanbul. This 5 star hotel surrounded by landscaped gardens and the beauty of the Bosphorus. Rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated in traditional European style and luxury fitted bathroom. There is a choice of 7 restaurants and bars. To reach the historic district of Istanbul with Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque, we just drive 15 minutes from the hotel. Other facilities are swimming pool and outdoor, plus the award-winning spa and wellness center. There is also a gym and pilates courses. This hotel is a member of “Leading Hotels of The World”.

That’s some five-star hotel in Istanbul Turkey. If you wish to Turkey and enjoy the beauty of this city, the hotels above can be considered for a place you stay. Happy on vacation.

Explore a Whole New World at Medan

Mesjid Raya Medan
Mesjid Raya Medan

Do you want to celebrate a whole new world at a unique tourist destination? Do you want to explore the craft of leisure at an exciting vacation? Offering a variety of sights and sounds, Medan is located in Indonesia and showcases the Moroccan, Dutch and colonial influences with great Art Deco buildings like the Post office, the Great Mosque, the Old City Hall, the Maimoon Palace, Chinese Temple of Vihara Gunung Timur, the Buddhist Temple of Vihara Borobudur and the Mesjid Raya Mosque. Lovers of architecture can admire the Immanuel Protestant Church that was built in 1921 and is one of Medan’s biggest churches.

Visitors to Medan can refresh themselves with the delicious dishes or explore the Pasar Petisah that offers a wonderful array of fruits and vegetables. Tourists can wander through the Kesawan Square, stroll down Merdeka Walk and discover an artful range at the Tondi Gallery. Visitors can enjoy the luxury of their accommodation rooms in Medan and spend serene moments at the Annai Velangkanni shrine and the Shri Mariamman temple. As one of the main things to do on a holiday, visitors can go shopping to their heart’s content at the many shopping malls, complexes and buy souvenirs from craft shops. Continue reading “Explore a Whole New World at Medan”

Special Valentine’s Day in Melbourne

Are you bored with flowers, chocolates and hallmark cards for Valentine’s Day? Looking for an experience with a little ‘wow’ factor? Melbourne, with its many restaurants, hotels, galleries and theatres is the perfect playground for Valentine’s Day.

Explore Melbourne’s Art Scene

Melbourne's 'street art'
Melbourne's 'street art'

One ingenious company has come up with a tour of Melbourne’s ‘street art’. The walking tour includes good Melbourne coffee, fabulous wine and cheese and takes you into the hidden laneways and unnamed buildings harbouring some of Melbourne’s best ‘graffiti’ and ‘street art’. The tour is unique to Melbourne and is the perfect precursor to a romantic 3 course dinner or hotel stay in one of the many luxury hotels in Melbourne.

Helicopter flight over Melbourne
Helicopter flight over Melbourne

A Scenic Helicopter flight over Melbourne

For those with more adventurous partners, a scenic helicopter flight over Melbourne will provide the thrills you’re looking for. View the Docklands, the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Eureka Tower and the city skyline from the air. This will be an experience your partner will be talking about for years.

For the More Traditional

If you and your partner are more the traditional types, a night at one of Melbourne’s many 5 star hotels is hard to go past. Check in early and stock the fridge with romantic foods like, oysters, seafood, chocolate and strawberries and make sure there’s a bottle of French champagne chilling on ice. Organising a couple’s massage in your room is also a great way to set the mood.

Do Something Really Different

Take the one you love to the Chill on Ice Lounge and Ski Lodge and indulge in one of their special Valentine’s Day packages. Choose from a package that includes drinks and a photo or go for the premium dinner package. The Ice Lounge is carved out of 50 tonnes of ice and kept at a constant -10 degrees Celsius. A fan forced blizzard will ensure you have to snuggle up close and what better way to warm up afterwards than in one of the nearby luxury hotels in the Melbourne CBD.

Have a Wild Time on Valentine’s Day

For the animal lover, Werribee Open Range Zoo offers open vehicle adventure tours. Set alongside the picturesque Werribee River, the tours immerse you in the sounds, smells and sights of the Savannah. You’ll be surrounded by rhinos, deer, zebras, giraffes and antelopes and only 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Book dinner and some Melbourne accommodation and your animal loving partner will have the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience.